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Steak house, car wash & FEZ underway
Mantecas second Prime Shine Car Wash is now under construction. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

The hottest place for commercial development this year for Manteca is the Airport Way corridor north of the 120 Bypass.

Three projects representing a $15 million investment are either underway or about to start.

They are:

uThe 8,500-square-foot Sizzler restaurant along the 120 Bypass backing up to the westbound off ramp at Airport Way. It is behind the McDonald’s as well as the Taco Bell. Site work has started for the restaurant.

uThe second Prime Shine Car Wash location in Manteca is now under construction along the east side of Airport Way between Wawona Street and Daniels Street.  

uWork on Infrastructure including sewer, water, and storm drain lines and the extension of Daniels Street to McKinley Avenue will start in the next few months. It will allow development of 210 acres as a family entertainment zone including 60 acres for a 500-room hotel and waterpark resort with a conference center.

The Sizzler will have something that existing Sizzler restaurants in Modesto and Stockton don’t have — an outdoor BBQ area. There also will be 110 parking spaces for the restaurant.

When it opens sometime in 2016, it will be Manteca’s first Sizzler location since the original one at Highway 99 and Yosemite Avenue where Black Bear Diner is now located closed in the mid-1990s. 

The new Prime Shine involves a 5,129-square-foot building on 1.07 acres. It is designed to fit into future commercial ventures planned to the north and the south of the site along Airport Way. It will include 21 vacuum stalls.

The building of the car wash will require Prime Shine to widen Airport Way as well as install curb, gutters and a 10-foot wide sidewalk. Since it is part of a larger commercial development proposal, the building of the car wash will also require curb, gutter and a 7.5-foot wide along the Wawona Street frontage.

A new 8-foot concrete masonry wall will be placed on Gyllen Lane east of the car wash site. Originally, the street was proposed to turn north to connect with Wawona Street as a residential thoroughfare. It has been determined by city staff and fire officials that the existing dead-end street is adequate for emergency vehicle turn-around and there is no need to complete the circulation pattern to Wawona as there will be no additional homes built in the immediate area.

The car wash will have 29 parking stalls.

It will be the city’s 11th car wash when it opens. That is in addition to a specialty vehicle wash firm — Fleet Wash — based in the Manteca Industrial Park — that provides mobile service for truck fleets and other commercial ventures.

The city is currently waiting for bids to be submitted for the FEZ project work.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email